Dedworth Middle School

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The School is closed on Monday 5th of January due to heavy snow


Welcome to Dedworth Middle School

Dear Parents/Guardians

We would like to offer you and your children a warm and sincere welcome to Dedworth Middle School. Our aim is for every child to develop his or her potential to the full in a secure and happy environment. The programme of studies offered at Dedworth Middle School will present challenges and opportunities for all our children, in and outside the classroom. We want children to go home at the end of the day buzzing with ideas and further questions.

Mr Graeme Aldous

Head Teacher



Snap Map warning for Parents

Dear Parents

With the school holidays rapidly approaching the pupils will no doubt be using a lot of their free time glued to their devices.

One of the most common Apps at the moment is Snapchat. You may have heard reports about a new feature called “Snap Map”. This is causing a fair amount of fuss in the news.

It is the ability to be able to view a map showing the exact location of where they are and also their 'friends'.

This is concerning as it could make their whereabouts known to strangers as not every user is careful about who they add to their friends list.

An immediate suggestion for everybody, is to set their settings to be “Ghost Mode”. That way nobody is able to see their location. You do this by:

  • When they are in photo-taking mode, you pinch the screen and that will open Snap Map
  • Touch the settings cog which is located in the top right corner of the screen
  • Tap "Ghost Mode" and that will switch off location sharing.
  • Also need to remember that photos and videos which are posted to Snapchat's public 'Our Story' will still be discoverable on the map
  • There are a couple of links which describe the Snapchat App and how to control settings.

    Snap Chat Site Link
    ThinkUNow Internet Safety Guide
    NSPCC Net-Aware Site

    Parent/Carer Workshops - CSE, Online Safety and Substance Misuse

    The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in conjunction with the local police are running a series of free to attend workshops for parents and carers. Click here for more details.

    Initial Expansion Proposal for Consultation

    Click the picture below for the full plans.